BOARD ACCOUNTABILITY

What do school boards do?

Throughout the United States, there are more than 13,000 districts governed by about 95,000 school board members. Annually, these elected leaders manage approximately $640 billion that impact more than 48,000,000 students. In addition to fiscal oversight, school board members are also responsible for developing and adopting policies, curriculum, and the budget, employing the superintendent, overseeing facilities issues, and adopting collective bargaining agreements.

The West Contra Costa Unified School District (WCCUSD) Board of Education currently has five board members. November 2020 will be the first election cycle where school board members in West Contra Costa are elected by wards, and not at-large.

Board Watch

One of the best ways to advocate for our students is to stay up to date on what is happening within the district. Board Watch provides insight into our public education system through our school board’s activity. Stay informed about school budgets, curriculum, policies, and more!

  • Welcome to Board Watch: School Board 101

    Natalie Walchuk | March 6, 2019

    School Board FAQ adapted from the National School Board website What does a school board do? Your school board is responsible for: employing the superintendent developing and adopting policies, curriculum, ...

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  • 9/26 GO Board Watch en Español

    Natalie Walchuk | September 25, 2018

    1. Criterio Provisional de Reclasificación de Estudiantes de Inglés 2018-2019 Item G.4. Las leyes estatales y federales requieren que las agencias educativas locales administren una prueba estatal de ELP a los estudian...

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  • 4/25 Highlights: Family Leaders Call Board to Action

    Natalie Walchuk | April 25, 2018

    Welcome to Board Watch for WCCUSD's April 25th Board of Education meeting at Lovonya DeJean Middle School! This week, our board members are scheduled to: approve the new position of Chief Academic Officer (CAO) to replace...

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  • 2/28 Highlights: From At-Large to Trustee-Area Board Elections

    Natalie Walchuk | March 3, 2018

    Click here to see WCCUSD's minutes from this meeting. Welcome to Board Watch for WCCUSD's February 28th Board of Education meeting! This week, our board members are scheduled to further discuss the possib...

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